Libya’s Mummar Gaddafi’s will calls on followers to fight on and remember “heroes”, it was revealed Monday.
The will has appeared on a loyalist website as the debate continued over what to do with his body, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
He apparently made it clear he had decided to die in Libya rather than flee, telling his supporters: “Let the free people of the world know that we could have bargained over and sold out our cause in return for a personal secure and stable life.”
The short will was said to be one of three copies given to relatives, one of whom was killed, one arrested and one managed to escape the fighting in Sirte, where the dictator was killed.
Published on Gaddafi’s website, the dictator said: “I call on my supporters to continue the resistance, and fight any foreign aggressor against Libya, today, tomorrow and always.”
“We received many offers for personal security to this effect but we chose to be at the vanguard of the confrontation as a badge of duty and honour.”
Gaddafi asked to be buried, clothed as he died, with his body unwashed, in a graveyard in his home town of Sirte, not far from where he was killed as he fled the city on Thursday.
His body is currently in a refrigerated vegetable warehouse in Misurata where crowds, who suffered some of the worst attacks by Gaddafi forces, are queuing to catch site of the dead dictator.
In his will, Gaddafi also called for his family to be treated “well” adding that the Libyan people should protect their “heroes”, the newspaper said.